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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto is an herb used medicinally that is claimed to have anti-estrogenic action and effects on testosterone that have a beneficial effect on benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate). Saw palmetto is available in a variety of supplements.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Saw Palmetto

Adequate amounts of Saw Palmetto are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Saw Palmetto

Adequate amounts of Saw Palmetto are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Saw Palmetto

Excessive intake of Saw Palmetto may involve the following risks:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Impotence
  • Can affect PSA testing
  • Do not take if you have diseases of the stomach, liver, heart or lungs or a bleeding disorder or are on blood thinners unless under medical supervision
  • Do not use in children
  • Do not use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Interactions, possibly severe, with some other medications and supplements
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies or alternative therapies

Descriptions of Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto : saw palmetto is the common name for Serenoa repens; an extract made from the berries of this shrub is used to treat and strengthen the male reproductive system; particularly beneficial for enlargement of the prostate gland.
Source: CRISP

Saw Palmetto: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Saw Palmetto) include:

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